oa South African Medical Journal - Mitral valve replacement with the Starr-Edwards prosthesis

Volume 46, Issue 28
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



In 124 patients with mitral valve disease, valve replacement with a Starr-Edwards prosthesis was undertaken; 12 patients died after operation and there were 10 late deaths. Fourteen patients have residual disability, and in 9 patients periprosthetic valve insufficiency was corrected at a second procedure.

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